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Our Staff

Administrative Staff

Todd Davis- Camp Director




Todd has been the Camp Director here since March of 1996. Todd grew up a part of FFA including being an officer. Todd can’t pinpoint only one thing that he loves about camp. He loves the friendships that he’s able to make with staff and guests as well as the impact that Camp can have on future generations. In his spare time, Todd spends time with his wife Kim and their three children, Garrett, Kady and Allison, as well as working on their farm.




 Jody Rutten- Nature’s Classroom Director



Jody has been at FFA Camp Muskingum since 2008 starting as an Instructor and then in 2009 moving up as the Assistant Director and then in 2011 taking over as the Nature’s Classroom Director. Jody loves that Camp gives people of all ages a chance to learn about themselves and the beauty of the natural world around them. In her spare time, Jody likes to visit family in Pittsburgh, play bagpipes with the Celtic Eagle Pipe Band, go to Disney World on a regular basis and hang out with her cat Riblet and Chicken and Pancetta the fish.





Craig Cicero- Nature’s Classroom Assistant Director



Craig has been an Instructor with Nature’s Classroom since 2014 and in January of 2016 moved to the year round position of Nature’s Classroom Assistant Director. Craig loves that at Camp he can be outside and watch children learn about nature through hands on activities as well as seeing them taking steps outside of their comfort level. In Craig’s spare time he loves to sleep, run and eat.





Grant Fair- Project Reach Director




Grant has been at FFA Camp Muskingum since 2008, spending two seasons as an Instructor with Nature’s Classroom and then in 2010 taking on the role as Project Reach Director. Grant loves the impact that camp has made on so many peoples lives, that and Moses the Box Turtle. In his spare time, Grant enjoys spending time with his wife Kimberley and their dog Paisley, making maple syrup and going hiking and camping.




Kimberley Fair- Office Administrator
Kimberley joins us this year as the full time Office Administrator. Kimberley loves that camp can bring people together and that you can always be yourself at camp. In her spare time Kimberley enjoys spending time with her husband Grant and their dog Paisley, reading and finding new recipes to try.

Operational Staff

Bill Kerschbaumer- Maintenance Manager
Bill has been at Camp Muskingum since 1990. In his spare time Bill loves to fish and hunt and spend time with his wife Jackie.

Shawn Royer- GroundDSC00193skeeper
Shawn started working as the groundskeeper in 2012. In his spare time, Shawn enjoys fixing up cars and spending time working on his house.

Ray Stackhouse- Maintenance Assistant

Ray has been at Camp Muskingum since 2007 as the maintenance assistant.

Pictured from left: Ray Stackhouse and Shawn Royer


Gerry Marteney- Kitchen Manager

Johnna Smith- Housekeeper

Jackie Kerschbaumer- Housekeeper

June Shuster- NurseDSC00319
June has been the nurse at Camp since 2014. June comes to us with many years of experience as a Registered Nurse in Canton. In her spare time, June enjoys hiking, being outside and spending time with her grandchildren. June serves as the Nurse during Nature’s Classroom and FFA Summer Camp.






Nature’s Classroom Staff- Spring 2016



Nick Piatt
Hometown: Morage, CA
Education: Bachelor of Science in Recreation, Parks and Tourism from San Francisco State University
Background: Nick has worked at a Mountain camp in California for six summers. As a self proclaimed outdoor enthusiast with a genuine love of the outdoors, Nick was heavily involved in the Boy Scouts, achieving his Eagle Scout badge in 2008. In his spare time, Nick enjoys hiking, camping/backpacking, rock climbing and many other outdoor activities.







Rebecca Anderson
Hometown: Cortland, OH
Education: Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theater at Youngstown State
Background: Rebecca comes with four summers worth of experience from another Ohio based camp. In her spare time, Rebecca enjoys reading, scrapbooking and cooking.







Samantha (Sam) Herrick
Hometown: Eagan, MN
Education: Bachelors of Communication and Environmental Education at the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point.
Background: Sam recently graduated from college in Wisconsin. In her spare time, Sam enjoys fishing, hiking and hockey.








Ashley Smith
Hometown: Brimfield, OH
Education: Bachelors in Business Management with a minor in Youth Ministry and Marketing from Ohio Christian University
Background: Ashley grew up going to camp and has worked with five other camps before coming to Camp Muskingum. Ashley enjoys hammocking, hiking, learning new things and going on adventures.






Beth Gaertner
Hometown: Cleveland, OH
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts from Gannon University
Background: This is Beth’s third season on Nature’s Classroom Staff. Beth is a proud Alum of Gamma Sigma Sigma National Service Sorority. Her former careers include Radio DJ, baseball team entertainment host, restaurant host and youth minister. In 2015, Beth read 53 books and has plans to surpass that amount this year.







Catherine (Cat) Csernyik
Hometown: Tallmadge, OH
Education: Currently studying a Bachelor of Park, Recreation and Tourism at Kent State University
Background: This is Cats second season on Nature’s Classroom Staff. Cat has spent four summers working at YMCA Camp Tippecanoe, and in her spare time enjoys playing the ukulele, working on different mediums of art and going on adventures.






Trevor Householder
Hometown: East Liverpool, OH
Education: Bachelor of Science in Middle Childhood Education from Kent State University
Background: Trevor comes from a family of two sisters and one brother and he loves the Cleveland Browns. Trevor named his dog Indy after Indiana Jones and enjoys basketball and spending time outdoors.







Emily Reece
Hometown: Frederick, MD
Education: Bachelor in History and Philosophy from Grove City College
Background: Emily worked six summers at a Girl Scout camp in various roles including adventure staff. Emily worked as an adventure guide at an adventure park, as well as spending a year doing disaster relief work with AmeriCorps NCCC FEMA-corps. In her spare time, Emily enjoys reading, playing softball and caving.






Olivia (Livi) Martin
Hometown: Barnsville, MN
Education: Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources with a minor in Communications from the University of Minnesota Crookston
Background: In high school, Olivia volunteered at the Minnesota zoo as a zoo teen, assisting camps and a wells fargo Family farm volunteer leading demonstrations. During college, Olivia completed an environmental education internship at Carpenter Nature Center. In her spare time, Olivia loves photography and loves to read, write and hike.